Welcome to the Essex National Heritage Area - 500 square miles of historic, cultural, and natural sites... unique and irreplaceable treasures that tell our history.

Join us on a journey through magnificence!


2015 Essex Heritage Hero Award Dinner
Join Essex Heritage on May 7 as we honor three incredibly deserving individuals who have collectively inspired a powerful land conservation ethos in Essex County and beyond. Read on...


The DAR will award a $10,000 grant for the restoration of the Bakers Island Lighthouse!

15 Grants Awarded to Local Organizations


Look for signs of spring and the reawakening of this unique natural environment!

Join us in honoring three incredibly deserving individuals